Sheriff: Busted burglar strikes homeowner with car | Crime
A Baraboo man was charged in connection with the case of a busted burglar who told homeowners he was with a utility company, then struck one of the homeowners as he was driving away.
The Sauk County Sheriff Department said 30-year-old Shaun R. Murry was charged with burglary and theft after he turned himself in Saturday.
Officials said Murry entered a town of Greenfield home while the homeowners were gone on Dec. 5. The owners returned while Murry was there and he told them he was from the power company following up on a signal that indicated a problem at the residence.
The owners asked for credentials and Murry shoved one of them and ran out of the house, the report said. Murry got into his car and hit one of the owners as he was pulling away.
The sheriff’s department said the owner suffered minor injuries.
Authorities found Murry’s car abandoned in a public parking lot in Baraboo, the sheriff said.
According to the sheriff’s department, Murry told investigators he was looking for money or property that he could easily sell to pay bills.
The sheriff said Murry could face 13 years imprisonment, a fine up to $35,000, or both.
Murry is in Sauk County Jail, the sheriff’s department said Thursday.